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Former FINRA Chief of Enforcement Brad Bennett Returns to Baker Botts

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WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2017 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Brad Bennett has re-joined the firm’s White Collar and Securities Enforcement Practice and will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. 

Mr. Bennett withdrew from the firm in 2011 to become Executive Vice President, Chief of Enforcement, of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). 

“Brad’s national reputation in securities enforcement will further enhance our White Collar and Securities Enforcement group’s strength and expertise in investigations and litigation and will be a significant benefit for our corporate and financial services clients,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. 

“The experience Brad gained at FINRA, where he set enforcement priorities, supervised 275 enforcement lawyers and expanded the breadth of FINRA’s enforcement programs, will prove invaluable for our clients,” said Van Beckwith, Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice group

“Brad’s addition represents the execution of another step in our strategic plan and continues our growth in response to client demand in key markets,” said John Martin, Partner-in-Charge of Recruiting & Development. 

Mr. Bennett received his undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. 

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